My good friend introduced me to Emily, but it was undoubtedly the Lord who orchestrated it all. Having Emily as a tennis coach, and foremost as a friend, has helped more than just my tennis: it's provided me with encouragement, comfort, strength, and laughter in the midst of one of my life's most trying seasons.
Emily is a tremendous tennis instructor; her giftedness when it when it comes to making her students better is simply unmatched (pun not intended). She has a remarkable eye for spotting mistakes with anything from poor footwork to a faulty grip. And her ability to communicate solutions is always filled with an exhortative demeanor, never condescension or impatience. Unlike other coaches I've had, Emily listens. I could ask her anything and never fear she'd find my questions dumb or unimportant.